The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 143 131 136
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing V-Model 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.071% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.098% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £358 £310
% change year-on-year
-4.89% +15.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 - £40.00
V-Model
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2343 2050 2093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.66% 72.95% 65.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1362 992 1067
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 128 89
Average hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing V-Model within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - - - -
V-Model
England

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing V-Model also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited V-Model.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) SUSE
5 1 (16.67%) FatWire
5 1 (16.67%) Endeca
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) WCAG
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) CICS
5 1 (16.67%) TestDirector

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing V-Model also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited V-Model. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CICS
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) SUSE
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
1 1 (16.67%) zOS
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) FatWire
1 1 (16.67%) Endeca
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft